Doctor Who’s Pearl Mackie has teased the future of her on-screen character Bill – will she be remaining on when the show enters Series 11?
With so much change in the pipeline, it’s easy to understand why Doctor Who fans are eager to know more about Series 11 of the show. In particular, the fate of current companion Bill has been a discussion point that won’t go away. It seems that Pearl Mackie is remaining quiet over her future plans – giving nothing away during a recent television interview.
Appearing on ITV’s This Morning, the Doctor Who companion explained;
“I don’t know, I mean it’s not up to me… Peter’s such a wonderful Doctor, and I think the dynamic that he and I have playing The Doctor and Bill together is something that really works. That’s not to say it wouldn’t work with a different Doctor. But, yeah, it’s always a new adjustment, getting a new Doctor. Inevitably the dynamic is different because your different actors. And different characters.”
It doesn’t help clear the speculation around Pearl’s future, which suggests she isn’t likely to make the transfer to series 11.
I’ll be honest, I’d be very disappointed if Bill wasn’t the new Doctor’s companion. Frankly she’s the best companion the show’s had in oh-so-many years (Yes I’m including Amy in that bracket) and while I get the need to start on a fresh slate – it would be underwhelming to lose such a decent character.
Information relating to series 11 of the popular BBC time-travelling drama are nearly non-existent right now. All we know currently is that Peter Capaldi is indeed out, as is the current showrunner Steven Moffat. He is being replaced by Chris Chibnall – the man behind ITV’s hugely successful Broadchurch.
As for who is set to replace Peter Capaldi, that’s anybody’s guess right now. Names being banded around include Kris Marshall, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Ben Whishaw and oh so many more. Frankly, the reason we don’t cover the speculation is because it changes on a daily basis.
We’ll just have to wait and see how it pans out. For now though,